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Your Weekend in Combat Sports (October 26-28)

And That's the Way it Was: Twenty fighters that after the last week who are shining, not fading.

1. Peter Quillan: Kid Chocolate gave his hometown crowd a show, knocking down Hassam N'Dam half a dozen times. He put together the best fight at the Barclays and deserves the #1 spot.

2. Danny Garcia: Morales shouldn't have ever been in this fight, but alas, there he was. Thankfully he says that he's done in the States. Good for him and for us.

3. Dave Jansen: The longtime M-1/WEC/Bellator veteran seems to apparently getting some traction after guillotining Russian super-prospect Magomed Saadulaev.

4. Ricardo Tirloni: Took out Rene Nazare by a D'Arce choke in the second round of Bellator's lightweight tourney.

5. Orlando Cruz: In his first fight after coming out of the closet, he took an easy UD over Jorge Pazos, at times taunting Pazos and retaining the WBO Latino Featherweght Championship.

6. Rich Clementi: Snuck by Alexander Sarnavskiy via SD in Bellator's Lightweight Tournament, which I really, really lile.

7. Paulie Malignaggi: No, it wasn't pretty, and you can easily argue the result, but Paulie takes the SD in his native Brooklyn to retain his WBA Welterweight title.

8. Marcin Held: I was hoping for a submission, but Held took a Unanimous Decsion win over Murad Machaev. He hasn't lost in over a year and a half, and it's his only loss via submission. His victor? Mike Chandler.

9. Devon Alexander: "Crybaby Devon" as Paulie has often called him, won an uninspired bout over Randall Bailey to claim the IBF Welterweight title. The fight was abysmal, and most of his decisions (especially in St. Louis) are very questionable, but his last three wins are over Matthysee, Maidana, and Bailey. That's not too shabby. Would love to see him against Garcia.

10. Buakaw Por Pramuk: Just getting under the radar is perhaps the best Muay Thai fighter in the world today. In the King of Muay Thai Tournament, Buakaw dispatched of Mauro Serra in the third round by a knee. Seriously, this dude is Muay Thai turned up to 11.

11. Kazuhiro Nakamura: In the main event of Deep 60 Impact, took a MD over "Mach" Sakurai.

12. Ricco Rodriguez: Armbarred Kevin Thompson in the first round in the main event of Ultimate Warrior Challenge 21.

13. Kell Brook: TKO'd Hector Saldivia in the 3rd round. The problem is now what does Kell do? He either wants Amir Khan or a title fight. He's 29-0 with 19 KOs. A fight against Paulie, perhaps??

14. John Fraser: Got a victory over a semi-name of Tyler Toner in the co-main of Score Fighting Series 6.

15. Daisuke Nakamura: The longtime vet vanquished Takafumi Ito via a flying knee in the 2nd round at Deep 60 Impact.

16. Ruan Potts: Defeated Bernado Mikixi in the main-event of the ever-growing EFC Africa promotion.

17. Lakhwinder Singh Sekhon: In the main event of SUPA FITE LEEG 5, took out Mohamed Abdel Hamid in the first round in 71 seconds via RNC.

18. Daniel Jacobs: In the main prelim fight of the Showtime card, Jacobs demolished Josh Luteran in the first-round, lending his name to a much-needed middleweight race.

19. Vitaly Gurkov: Defeated Fares Bechar by decision in the main event of the King of Muay Thai 2012 tournament.

20. Ismael de Jesus: Keylocked Juliano Dimas da Silva in the 2nd round in the main event of Shooto Brazil 35.



Friday October 26

12:45am: Anthony Dirrell vs. Kevin Engel (ESPN3D)
1:00am: UFC Tonight (Fuel)
1:30am: UFC 101: The Fundamentals (Fuel)
1:30am: MMA Uncensored (Spike)
2:00am: Best of Pride Fighting Championships: No Weight Classes (Fuel)
3:00am: UFC on Fuel: Struve vs. Miocic (Fuel)
9:00am: Derrick Findley vs. Fernando Guerrero (ESPN3D)
9:00am: Bellator 77 (MTV2)
10:00am: UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot (Fuel)
11:30am: Super Fight League 6 (FREE YouTube)
2:00pm: UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot (Fuel)
4:00pm: Best of Pride Fighting Championships: No Weight Classes (Fuel)
5:00pm: UFC Ultimate Submissions 2 (Fuel)
5:30pm: Bellator 78 Prelims (Spike.com)
8:00pm: Bellator 78 (MTV2)
8:00pm: School of Hard Knocks 29: Calgary ($9.99 GoFightLive)
10:00pm: The Ultimate Fighter: Carwin vs. Nelson (FX)
11:00pm: Ajose Olusegun vs. Lucas Matthysse (Showtime Extreme)


Saturday October 27

12:00am: Francisco Sierra vs. Jesus Gonzalez (ESPN3D)
1:30am: The Ultimate Fighter: Carwin vs. Nelson (FX)
2:00am: John Molina Jr. vs. Ron Frankel (ESPN3D)
2:00am: UFC Tonight (Fuel)
2:30am: UFC Ultimate Matt Hughes (Fuel)
4:00am: UFC Ultimate Submissions 2 (Fuel)
6:00am: UFC on Fox: Shogun vs. Vera (Fuel)
9:00am: UFC Legends (Fuel)
9:30am: UFC Legends II (Fuel)
2:30pm: Cage Warriors 49 Prelims (FREE Facebook)
3:00pm: UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot (Fuel)
4:00pm: Cage Warriors 49 (FREE MMAjunkie.com)
5:00pm: Luis Ramos Jr. vs. Noe Bolanos (Fuel)
6:30pm: Cage Fury Fighting Championship 18 ($14.99 GoFightLive)
7:00pm: Jermaine White vs. Sadam Ali ($29.95 Integrated Sports PPV)
7:30pm: Absolute Action MMA 29 ($9.99 GoFightLive)
8:00pm: Best of Pride Fighting Championships: No Weight Classes (Fuel)
8:00pm: Shofight 23 ($9.99 GoFightLive)
9:00pm: UFC Unleashed (Fuel)
9:00pm: Inside MMA w/Ed Soares (AXS)
10:00pm: UFC 68 (Fuel)
10:00pm: 2 Days: Seth Mitchell (HBO)
Saturday October 27

12:00am: Francisco Sierra vs. Jesus Gonzalez (ESPN3D)
1:30am: The Ultimate Fighter: Carwin vs. Nelson (FX)
2:00am: John Molina Jr. vs. Ron Frankel (ESPN3D)
2:00am: UFC Tonight (Fuel)
2:30am: UFC Ultimate Matt Hughes (Fuel)
4:00am: UFC Ultimate Submissions 2 (Fuel)
6:00am: UFC on Fox: Shogun vs. Vera (Fuel)
9:00am: UFC Legends (Fuel)
9:30am: UFC Legends II (Fuel)
2:30pm: Cage Warriors 49 Prelims (FREE Facebook)
3:00pm: UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot (Fuel)
4:00pm: Cage Warriors 49 (FREE MMAjunkie.com)
5:00pm: Luis Ramos Jr. vs. Noe Bolanos (Fuel)
6:30pm: Cage Fury Fighting Championship 18 ($14.99 GoFightLive)
7:00pm: Jermaine White vs. Sadam Ali ($29.95 Integrated Sports PPV)
7:30pm: Absolute Action MMA 29 ($9.99 GoFightLive)
8:00pm: Best of Pride Fighting Championships: No Weight Classes (Fuel)
8:00pm: Shofight 23 ($9.99 GoFightLive)
9:00pm: UFC Unleashed (Fuel)
9:00pm: Inside MMA w/Ed Soares (AXS)
10:00pm: UFC 68 (Fuel)
10:00pm: 2 Days: Seth Mitchell (HBO)
10:00pm: MFC 35 (AXS)
10:30pm: Carlos Abregu vs. Thomas Dulorme/Marvin Quintero vs. Miguel Vazquez (HBO)

Sunday October 28

1:00am: UFC on Fuel: Struve vs. Miocic (Fuel)
1:00am: 2 Days: Seth Mitchell (HBO)
1:00am: Inside MMA w/Ed Soares (AXS)
2:00am: MFC 35 (AXS)
4:00am: Luis Ramos Jr. vs. Noe Bolanos (Fuel)
10:00am: Carlos Abregu vs. Thomas Dulorme/Marvin Quintero vs. Miguel Vazquez (HBO)
12:00pm: Carlos Cuadras vs. Javier Franco (Fuel)
12:45pm: 2 Days: Seth Mitchell (HBO)
2:00pm: UFC on FX: Maynard vs. Guida (Fuel)
4:00pm: Carlos Abregu vs. Thomas Dulorme/Marvin Quintero vs. Miguel Vazquez (HBO2)
5:00pm: UFC Ultimate Submissions 2 (Fuel)
9:00pm: The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson (Fuel)
10:00pm: The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson (Fuel)
11:00pm: UFC Ultimate Matt Hughes (Fuel)

Under the Radar: Names that aren't on American broadcasted shows this week.

Xavier Foupa-Pokam vs. Claudio Henrique da Silva (Super Fight League 6, October 26, Mumbai, India)
Rafael Marquez vs. Cristian Mijares (October 26, Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico)
Edgar Sosa vs. Myung Ho Lee (October 26, Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico)
DeMarcus Corley vs. Viktor Postol (October 27, Club Sportlife, Kiev, Ukraine)
Billy Vaughan vs. Wilson Reis (Matrix Fights 7, October 26, Sheet Megal Worker's Union Hall, Philadephia, Pennsylvania)
Kris McCray vs. Mike Wade (Cage Fury Fighting Championships 18, October 27, Richmond, Virginia)
Bruno Carvalho vs. Cathal Pendrad (Cage Warriors 49, October 27, St. David's Hall, Cardiff, Wales)
Daniel Roberts vs. Nuri Shakir (Freedom Fight: Caged Combat, October 27, Sudbury Community Arena, Sudbury, Ontario)


Best Viewing Options: So this past weekend we had a UFC PPV, ShoBox, an incredible HBO boxing card, K-1, professional jiu-jitsu, Bellator, tons of British boxing, PPV Muay Thai....I guess I'm just saying we're all in this together....*crickets*...*tumbleweed*...well at least have Strik....oh...*sobs hysterically*...*vomits*...

1. Bellator 78: Quite a lean week in the land of hand-on-hand. Bellator is banking on Whitemare vs. Good in the finals, but imagine if the two Russians win? I'm sure they'll appreciate building new stars, but it's awful hard to build when neither of your fighters can speak English.
2. Carlos Abregu vs. Thomas Dulorme/Marvin Quintero vs. Miguel Vazquez: It's not a horrible card, but the relevance is in the co-main, where Miguel Vazquez hopes to make his name as the undisputed #1 Lightweight in the world after Brandon Rios's departure.
3. Best of Pride: FREAKSHOW WEEK! No weight classes?? BAHAHA! Wooooo!! Minowaman and Sapp all damned day!!
4. 2 Days: Seth Mitchell: This is worth your time. Boxing's heavyweight division has long been a sore on the sport. Seth Mitchell could change that. He's the first legitimate American heavyweight contender we've had in a decade or more. Even though he's 30, he didn't start his pro career untiil 2008. I really, really, like this dude.
5. Cage Warriors 49: The main event is solid, but the co-main was supposed to be Rosi Sexton vs. Sheila Gaff, but Gaff had to pull out due to illness, which might have made this #2. A solid, relevant co-main would do this card a world of good, but things happen, no biggie. Still a great free card with shown prelims.
6. Super Fight League 6: SUPA FITE LEEG is continuing unabashed on their weekly model, and I say bless 'em. I saw some people bashing that Professor X is headlining the card. Guys, it's a free card and SFL is trying to build their local guys. Relax. If their guys can get a win over former UFC fighters, that does great for local interest, confidence, and marketing. It's perfect.
7. The Ultimate Fighter: Yuck.
8. MFC 35: Mark Pavelich, Grade A-clownshoe, is putting exactly as much time and effort into MFC as you'd expect him to. He's cashed out and it shows. Remember when Pavelich said that MFC was the #2 promotion in the world? He's not even the best promotion in Canada any more. Score Fighting has ripped that away violently.
9. Jermain White vs. Sadam Ali: I like Sadam Ali a lot, he has Andre Ward potential. I don't like him for thirty bucks with no undercard help.
10. Inside MMA: Either way, shut the fuck up, Ed Soares.


Fight of the Week: Bas Rutten vs. Masakatsu Funaki: "Before the fight when he came to me, he made that thumb over the neck, throat slashing motion like I was going to go down. I turned to my manager and said, "Okay, now I'm going to kill this guy, you watch". My game plan was to keep the fight going for 15 minutes...Funaki had never fought above 15 minutes. But then, like 12 minutes into it, while I'm still on my knees he kicks me in the head. I block, but for me that was an illegal thing to do. So right away I start, BANG, BANG, BANG, and he goes down. From that moment on, I totally destroyed him. You got to see the fight; it was a massacre. My palms were black from hitting him so hard. He had the gods on his side or something, because he stood up every time. I hit his face back on the mat and you hear it slam into the mat. His nose is all the way to the side, broke, they have to straighten it out. I go, "Oh my God, this guy can take a shot!" I kneed him so hard in the head. He went down four times. But the last knee I gave to him was like everything I had. I grabbed him by the head and kneed him. It was really like a Rocky movie. I'm standing there and I fall backwards, and I'm totally out of breath. I get up and the referee holds my hand up. Then he lets my hand go and I drop again, BOOM! I was exhausted, I gave everything I had; I really wanted to destroy him. I broke his cheekbones and broke his nose, just because he said he was going to kill me. Oh, I was so angry at him. But afterwards, friends again...what a crazy sport this is, huh?"

Pancrase: Bas Rutten vs Masakatsu Funaki (1996) (via PancraseTheBestVol1)


Bold, yet Laughable Predictions: Whew, gonna be a little slim in these few weeks. Unfortunately last week, Devon Alexander and Randall Bailey put on one of the worst displays in fighting history. I've seen two trannies fight over the last pair of kitten heels with more urgency.

Best Fight of the Weekend: Brian Rogers vs. Dominique Steele (LW: Danny Garcia vs. Erik Morales)

Disappointing Fight of the Weekend: Andrey Koreshkov vs. Marius Zaromskis (LW: Paulie Malignaggi vs. Pablo Cesar Cano)

Who will be #1 on BV's List Next Week: Lyman Good (LW: Danny Garcia)

If My Life Depended on One Pick: Sadam Ali over Jermain White (LW: Danny Garcia over Erik Morales)

Upset of the Week: Dominique Steele over Brian Rogers (LW: Brad Cardinal over Chris Horodecki)

Fight to Keep Your Eye On: Elvis Mutapcic vs. Joseph Henle (LW: John Fraser vs. Tyler Toner)

Card that Will Deliver the Best Pound-for-Pound Action: Bellator 78 (LW: Garcia vs. Morales)

BV Loses You Money: Won money, but it wasn't exactly a daring weekend. I'm glad boxing (AND HOCKEY!!!) is happening in Brooklyn.

Last Weekend's Hangover:

If you put down $100 on each of my predictions last YWICS, you'd have today:

$332

BV WON You: $32

This Weekend:

Lyman Good -400 Michail Tsarev

Andrey Koreshkov -221 Marius Zaromskis

Brian Rogers -283 Dominique Steele

Daniel Straus -503 Alvin Robinson

Lines courtesy of SportBet

The Non-Profit Black Velvet Sponsored Bloody Elbow Combat Sports Fantasy League Challenge For All Ages: (NPBVSBECSFLCFAA)

Last Weekend Lineup: 4-3 (Garcia, Brook, Quillan, Nakamura

My Lineup This Week:

Flyweight: Zoila Gurgel

Bantamweight: Miguel Vazquez

Featherweight: Wilson Reis

Lightweight: Sadam Ali

Welterweight: Lyman Good

Middleweight: Dominique Steele

Light Heavyweight:

Heavyweight: Shaun Asher

Take a Knee: Even the biggest combat sports fan needs to recharge their batteries before diving back in. Here are five games that are nationally broadcasted this weekend that deserve your eyes as well on Friday and Saturday. To avoid suspected homerism, I won't be including my favorite teams. BOY SURE WOULD BE NICE TO INCLUDE AN NHL GAME IN HERE!

Cincinnati @ Louisville: (Friday, 8:00, ESPN) Charlie Strong was such a fantastic hire for Louisville. He's a man and even though it's not Thursday, it's good to see Big East games during the week. Ahhhh...

Nevada @ Air Force: (Friday, 8:00, CBS Sports) TROY CALHOUN IS A FUCKING HOWDY-DOODY! http://deadspin.com/5954244/wyoming-football-coach-suspended-fined-for-phenomenal-mr-fucking-howdy-doody-tirade

Florida vs. Georgia: (at Jacksonville, Saturday, 3:30, CBS) THE WORLD'S GREATEST OUTDOOR COCKTAIL PARTY!! And UF-UGA has some major, major implications on the line.

Duke @ Florida State: (Saturday, Saturday, 3:30, ESPNU) Just to get away from all the SEC, who the hell would have ever thought that this would be a crucial game?! It's Duke! ON THE PROWL! This has Orange Bowl implications!

San Francisco @ Detroit: (Saturday, 8:00, Fox) Well, my prediction of Detroit in 2 has gone awry.

Your YouTube Finale: People Are Awesome

PEOPLE ARE AWESOME (via Hadoukentheband)


\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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